Bryan Appoints New WICO Board Members

Albert Bryan
Albert Bryan

Making his first appearance as chair of the V.I. Public Finance Authority Board, Gov. Albert Bryan, Jr. appointed six new members to the board of the West Indian Co., Ltd.

The VIPFA is the sole shareholder of WICO.

Appointed to the board Wednesday were:

– Rick Carrington, a former assistant tourism commissioner and the current manager of St. Croix’s Carambola Resort,

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– Roosevelt David, a former senator and local banking professional,

– Enrique Rodriguez, owner of Rodriguez Auto Parts,

– Tourism Commissioner designee Joseph Boschulte,

– Jason Charles of Alpine Securities, and

– Conrad Francois, former V.I. Lottery head.

WICO board members Vivek Daswani, April Newland and Edward Thomas will continue their existing terms on the board.

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  1. Maybe now there will be some transparency about the salaries of the top officials and how much money went to Map’s lavish housing? What about their plans to expand and develop Havensight? What about the insurance claims after the storm? How much did they get? How was the money spent? Was it spent? Is all damages repaired? Why or why not? Who got bonuses? How much money in free rent have we given away to Tenents over the past year and a half that had insurance claims that cover the lost of income and damages from the storm? Do they require tenents to submit proof of insurance, business liscence and tax information before giving our money away? What do head officials do all summer when here is no cruise ships? These are some of the questions that cross my mind , hope someone knows the answer.

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